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Kensington NH, Berwick, Me - Clem Sawyer, died in his camper nestled under the large pines out behind the old chicken coop on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was assisted into the great beyond with Hospice comfort-care and administered to lovingly by his daughter Gail who held him as he passed.
Clem was born at home in Kensington, N.H., on March 26, 1927.
He joined the navy at 17 and served on the Everett F. Larson during World War II. His rank was that of 'Aviation Boatswain's Mate'.
He was predeceased by his parents; and sons, Gary Sawyer in 1972, Nathan Sims in 2005 and Lyle Sawyer in 2012; and wife Natalie Jacques in 2002.
He is survived by daughter, Gail Sawyer; sons, Lance Sawyer and Scott (Plouffe) Ouellette; grandchildren: Deane Frankenberger, Jamie (Frankenberger) Sawyer and Lee Gerheart; Keela Cannon, Eli Sawyer, LaLi and Sierra (Sawyer) Vott and Brianna Sawyer; Curtis, Ginny and Alicia Ouellette; Lyle (Eljay) Sawyer Jr., Chantelle Sims, and seven great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandaughter.
Clem donated his body to "MedCure" with altruistic intentions to benefit medical education and research studies.
A celebration of his life, with a Sawyer-style barbeque and drinks, will be held at the old farmstead (now Alnoba) in Kensington on August 19, 2019. Start time 11 a.m. All who knew him are encouraged and welcome to attend.
For more information, inquiries, and RSVP, email
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Published on August 15, 2019
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Bernardo Diaz, Chaplain, U.S.S. Everett F. Larson DD830, Association
Aug 15, 2019
Please accept our condolences on behalf of the U.S.S. E. F. Larson
Association. We will keep our shipmate in our prayers and in our hearts.
"Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory."

Bernardo Diaz,